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centered on peace commemorating the 50t 50th anniversary of martin luther king's march on washington. is there any way we could be firing rockets at syria before he delivers that speech? >> i seriously doubt that number one for the optics, number two, the u.n. in texters are on the ground. we expect the administration to release a case publicly that gets away from the circumstance case that you and i are talking about and present a more factual case, specific examples of how the assad regime went forward with this. that's what we're expecting. i don't expect this to happen today while the president is speaking, although it is a much anticipated speech, the 50t 50th affords of the "i have a dream" speech that culminated with the march on washington 50 years ago. >> thank you so much, live from washington. >> the iranian stream leader says intervention in syria by the u.s. would be a "disaster." david jackson is on the ground in lebanon. thank you for joining us. what's the reaction in the middle east to the supreme leader's statement this morning? >> morgan, across the board, it's all
the dream and the dreamer 50 years later. >> thousands of people making their way through washington, d.c. for days of festivities marking that historic speech from dr. martin about howg jr. and the march on much this day this movement has changed life for africa americans. what has it meant for if you? >> well, the original march was a turning point for me in my life because it was the first time that i was able to really stand up for what i believed. i knew it was right. i knew it was right to my bones to go to >> yeah 7. >> for his take on today's event gas thevent, for the first timee have whites and blacks in intimate settings, allowed to go to church together, organize together, it was those relationships away from the camera, away from the microphones that allowed folks to get to know each other in ways that they hadn't been able to get to know each other before. >> reporter: mr. neil there is so much emphasis on dr. king, but the movement took place in basements around the countriers people who were afraid they would lose their jobs. >> these are folks who were organizers at the
, is to follow the efforts in washington today to present all of the options. >> so you do believe there would have to be a man date first from an international body? >> that's what he has said. if he can't get the united neighborhoods there are other man datas he could look for. >> is at this point all hope for diplomatic solution lost. >> it's very hard to see a diplomatic solution. the opposition has dis united. the government made up its mind to crush the rebellions and uprisings that were occurring around at a time country. it's going to be very hard to get people negotiating for a solution. >> all right. ambassador richard murphy, we thank you so much for coming in this morning. >> pleasure. >>> it's shaping up to be a beautiful morning across the northeast. high pressure is in control. and we continue to deal with nothing but sunshine. take a look. hard to find anything here on the radar. clear skies. we did have a cold front push through earlier on the week. luckily, now, the skies are shaping up. it's going to be a gorgeous day temperaturewise, nice and comfortable. in albany, 76. new
cord, tacoma washington. >> a short time okay t hamid karzi reacted to the bales' sentencing >> a life sentence to him or a death sentence to him will not bring back our children that he killed. if will not bring back the happiness of those families and will not replace the loss that the afghan nation suffered. >>> karzi also said he does not back capital punishment and asked that the u.s. provided compensation to the families of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do no
no washington. mike let's talk about this million stone of a million children as refugees. anyone can relate to a child. is there anything knows a volatile situation there. in kurdistan as we have just heard where the kurds control the area there is a danger of cross-border violence, so not a great situation -- a horrible situation, obviously. the united states so far has donated $1 billion. the state department will be quick to tell you that is more than any other nation, but donating $1 billion towards the refugees, richelle. >> let'sinternational cooperation to address what is happening. i'm going to read you a brief quote. mccain. >> so the debate will continue. mike viqueira thank you so much. >>> at least 29 people are dead and 350 injured after two bombs exploded outside of two mosques. al jazeera is on the ground in the section of tripoli where the second blast occurred. >> reporter: two mosques were targeted in the northern city of tripoli. behind me you can see the destruction and carnage. there is a lot of chaos here. people are angry and upset. we believe they were car bombs and
in washington but first this report from jane ferguson. >> reporter: anti-military retestprotests in egypt has cha. they replace the demonstrations. here, around a thousand people gathered around the migathered . >> translator: i'm here to say no with an open chest. i know there are murders from the army and thugs with the police at any moment but i am standing here steadfast with us. >> reporter: the protests are daily now and they are noisy. they are in honor to protest and to avoid the serious crack downs. on tuesday, the anti-coup alliance says it has a new tactic to try to maintain. >> translator: the situation in this is tense what we do in each area and also depends on the curfew. there's demonstrations. every government has its own. some you will find -- the change in protests. >> reporter: the presidential candidate, the country called terrorism. that's the way those supporting the military-led government have been referring to those opposed to them. >> translator: issue needs to be raised. will anyone accept egypt to be a victim of a terrorism. this is the issue, egypt will not accep
. >>> and 50 years after that historic march on washington, looking back at the dream and the dreamer. ♪ >>> diplomats are gathering in new york to discuss potential military intervention in syria. and un inspectors are continuing their investigation in a suburb of damascus. the chemical weapons attack happened one week ago today. david cameron has now called for meeting of the un security counsel permanent members. the security counsel has been debating action since it began more than two years ago, but so far no decisive action has been taken because of division among members of the counsel. the council consists of 15 members, of those five are permanent. they are the only nations with the power to veto the council's resolutions. joining us now for the late zest john terret. >> dell, i think you have to remember that the british have a parliamentary system. the executive sits in the chamber. it's a bit like having the white house in the house of representatives. so therefore there is a lot more pressure on the executives over there to make sure they do things legally. and i think
the march on washington, looking back and remembering both the dream and the dreamer. >> and the army doctor turned killer, a jury decides whether he lives or if he dies. >> the syrian government now calling on the u.n. to investigate chemical weapons on syrian army soldiers. syrian ambassadors gathering in new york to discuss potential military intervention there. meanwhile u.n. chemical inspectors continue their investigation into the august 21st attack i in a suburb of damascus. prime minister david cameron calling for meetings. >>> joining us now for the latest diplomat i can updates. do we now know what was on the draft resolution on the part of the british government? >> we don't. no one is leaking over this. normally there are a few leaks, but on this occasion we really don't know what is in this document. to be clear there was a meeting in the side room involving the five permanent security council. the united kingdom, the united states, france, russia, and china. there was also a meeting taking place, and i it's still going on at the u.n. involving haiti. after either of those meeti
leaking from that plant. >>> and legalized pot in washington is turning into a very big business. how everyone from pot growers and sellers to the state government are reaping the rewards. >> fire officials in idaho say they have turned the dyed against the wildfire near sun valley. they cleared the way for hundreds of people in that area to return home meanwhile, across the western u.s. thousands of firefighters are working to bring 50 other wildfires under control. at this point the fires have been contained in colorado bringing the total number of states involved to ten. we have more with what they're up against. >> it's dawn, and just 37 degrees. some 240 men and women are preparing for another day on the fire line. grabbing a quick coffee and breakfast before the morning briefing. cole is the person in charge here. he's the branch director of the fire, the number one firefighting priority in the country. his job description, employ the troops, keep them safe and try to beat the fire. >> to be able to come out ahead of this. it's weakened, and we have a chance to go after it. >> s
it to the ground. because of risk with lightning, almost all of washington, oregon and really almost the whole state of idaho under red flag fire warnings. not only because the winds will gust, driving the fires along, but because the lightning is a big concern today for possibly sparking new fires, given that the ground is just so dry. now as beget to the weekend, because we did make it to friday, of course, we are going to see the heat return to the midwest. the front that just passed through has cooled things down into the northeast, so a comfortable 80 degrees in new york. as we get into sunday, remember that heat i was talking about? going back from the 80's into the 90's in minnesota. that is going to be a hot one. the front that went through is continuing to push across, so drier humidity as we head into the northeast. the southeast has dried out significantly, as well. the moisture in this area is mostly going to be off the coastline. there is a little bit of a disturbance there. you can see that monsoon heading toward the southwest. not too many concerns in terms of flooding in the so
washington, there is a march -- a reenactment about a mile east of here at the base of the capitol, that's where they will begin retracing the steps that were taken 50 years ago. we have heard from senator angus kaine, joaquin castro from san antonio, texas, and a highlight so far as been the music. two-thirds of the trio peter paul and mary sang blowing in the wind. and un ambassador, major of atlanta, he got up there and belted out some spiritual songs that were popular in the heyday of the civil rights moment. at this moment we're hearing from the widow of med -- med ger evers. and earlier we heard from melanie campbell. she had some very strong words about a topic that is on the forefront of many people's minds here today. let's listen. >> today racism and inequality does not manifest itself in a white sheet, jim crow laws, poll taxes or barking dogs, but the dogs are still biting in other ways. today there are no white sheets, but there are judges in black robes in the u.s. supreme court who struck down section 4 of the voting rights act, opening the flood gates in many states to p
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and the dreamer, 50 years later. [♪ music ] >> and welcome to al jazeera. we're in washington, d.c. for this historic day as thousands make their way to the nation's capitol to remembering down independence avenue and casting the mlk memorial which was there 50 years ago. then they'll address the exactlt today means 50 years later. >> racism now is has raised its head in vicious ways, but in the language of politicians. we need the constitutional right to vote. we cannot let the voting right go back. we need the constitutional right to vote. we need to fight the war on poverty. young people with good minds can't afford to go to school. revival the civil rights commission and a ban of foreclosing on urban america. it's not so said there is much that needs to be changed by america. >> this movement is broader. it's african-americans, it's latinos, it's also whites who share progressive beliefs in the values of freedom and justice. it's asians and american indians and native americans. it's a broader movement, a stronger movement, and also a movement that i think we're really determ
here before. >> yeah. >> in washington, why not give the weapons inspectors the amount of time that they need? >> well, you're right. the white house and administration officials have essentially made the point moot as far as the any of the inspectors. it's interesting, because one week ago today, it was one week ago today, that is when that attack occurred outside damascus. initially after that, the president was still hesitant to engage in any military action against syria. this has been going on for two and a half years, the length of that civil war. he talked the need for a mandate and operating under the structures of international law. everyone is waiting for the intelligence report. we understand that there are meetings ongoing among the president and top advisers. the intel report is going to have to be declassified for release to the american people. there are indications that tomorrow could be the day we see that. mean time, we have gone from the president on thursday saying a u.n. mandate was necessary to yesterday, the vice president saying there is no doubt that th
their deaths. >> david, we're going to go to washington in just a moment where we will talk about what the opposing sides in washington say that syria wants but you are on the ground there. what do the syrian rebels want from the international community and are those rebels united so that the international community can get behind them? >> well, they are united enough, del, that they want to be able to say the syrian government, assad's government is responsible for the chemical attacks and what amounts to sustaining this warfare in the nation of syria. but right now on the first step they would like to take is that it be defined it was the government that used the chemical weapons because that will be a game-changer in syria and something the rebels to want see. >> us live from beirut, david, thank you very much. mean white reuters is quoting a senior white house official saying there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government against the civilians there. it was only a year ago that obama warned about the use of chemical weapons saying it was a red l
is to prevent chemical weapons from being deployed. >> mike viquera in washington. >>> opposition leader general sallim edris about the three-year conflict. must aftoustapha helped organiz trip. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> did senator john mccain indicate any american involvement during that trip back in may? >> during his trip, senator mccain, who had been long an advocate for greater leadership in the forklift of syria, on behalf of the syrian revolution and the people discussed the need for greater leadership and intervention by the united states but stated the sort of political realities in washington and that at the end of the day, the decision remains the president's, but he assured in multiple meetings including with general hadris that he continued to work in congress and in the senate to add more pressure on administration to act. >> have members of congress been in contact since the alleged checkcal we hope attack >> as far as i know, since the weaponstac that happened a few days ago, there has been no contact between members of congress and him directly, but i wouldn
the argument that the world needs to do something but only to a opinion. patty culhane. al jazeera washington. >> mike, the administration direction has changed drastically, what happened? >> that is a testament to not only the power of the images, the horrific images but the testament to the power and ability to distribute those images. remember this happened last wednesday. thursday the president gave an uf statement that says we need to act within the auspices of international law. then the need for international inspectors, then the images continued to pour in. the international investigators set, assad needs to let the investigators in. the administration says there is little doubt that assad was responsible then yesterday we heard that extremely strong statements from secretary kerry in part to galvanize public opinion where he called it a moral obscenity and culminated by today where joe biden said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible. >> mike, the american people are wary of any military involvement in syria. how does the president sell this military action? >> what's impo
on washington. this is our coverage of the dream 50 years later. events under way, we want to take you live now to the stage in front of the lincoln memorial. that is the same spot that dr. dr. jr. made that famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. you can see umbrellas are out. the crowds number in the tens of thousands if not more gathering to make history today. some 50 years later. the choirs are singing. our mike viqueira is there, oprah winfrey will be starting the ceremonies in just a second. this is the lineup speaking today will be dr. king's family. presidents barack obama, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as silver rights leader congressman john lewis. there will an number of bands and choirs performing in front of the crowd. joining us now from the lincoln memorial our mike viqueira. we have our dr. aubrey hendri hendrix{^l" ^}, and dr. williams of history and codirector of black studies. dr. hendrix, i want to start with you because you had a front-row seat to history last night. you were dining with a few important people. who might that have been. >> well, it was a large
it and said we could do it of one of two ways, to go either to the u.n. or come to washington. >> what purpose is it to go to the u.n. and then drop down here without the head of state thing and it will be everything except the grill. >> two men from iran have been jailed in teheran after a failed bomb plot. he was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to a term in prison about. >>> won the disputed election with 61% of the vote against 34% for the opposition. the ceremony was delayed after his opponent gan changarai. >> the united states has placed sanctions on a ridges school in northwest pakistan. , traveled to northwest prak stan where he gained exclusive access to the medrasa. >> this according to the u.s. government, is a terrorist training sister -- center where terrorists are convinced to carry out attacks. also accused of providing financial support to groups like queastled anal qaeda and the tae u.s. department of treasury has placed sanctions again the school. >> it is the first time of providing any american with any business asset with it and freezes any of its assets tha
. >>> mike viqueira joins us on the phone from washington to talk more about the situation? syria, more about what the options are for intervention. mike we hear about this awful situation with the children. with the children being refugees, right? let's talk about what the options are. the president has made it abundantly clear, and continues to reiterate that boots on the ground are not an option, could you elaborate about that? >> reporter: the president had an interview this morning where he gave a number of reasons why that was not an option. and his spokesman spoke with reports a few minutes ago, and he said the president indicated very clearly he did not foresee a situation in which american boots on the ground would be in the best interest of national security. he repeated it three times, richelle. this after the interview where the president said that the images that came out of syria were very troublesome, and core national interests are at stake, he said. however, he is emphasizing the need for international cooperation, and the president clearly saying his belief that there is war
, washington. >> 50 years after martin luther king's historic speech on washington. to take stock of how much has changed. we have clericaler weather for the northeast and mid addlantic but the rain continues to be very heavy for certain parts of the states. i will show you where coming up next. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> the political scandal that has gripped los angeles says filner's trouble, far from over. >> the ag's office won't specify charges but that an investgation is ongoing. meanwhile, city officials here in san diego say they are ready to put the civic nightmare behind them. the city council unanimously approved a resolution in which bob filner resigned effective august 30th. under the terms of the deal, the city will pay for his legal defense with regard to claims by current and former city employees. however,
on washington, 50 years later people around the country reflect on martin luther king's dream. >> well to al jazeera, we're just days away from the 50th anniversary of that famous "i have a dream" speech. people are make thinking way to washington, d.c. thousands of people in fact, and our del walters is there talking to people about why it's so important for them to relive history, and how far have we come and how much further do we have to go? >> reporter: hey, richelle, what it is is a day of soaring temperatures and rhetoric on the mall much like it must have been 50 years ago. i watched it at home with my family as did hundreds of thousands african-americans or as we were called back then, negro or colored, and then blacks or african-americans. the crowds stretch from the lincoln memorial down to the moment. which is a distance of a mile. they started coming at 7:00 and they began to trickle to a sea of humanity that is now engaged in a familiar theme, and that is change has to come to washington. change has to come to america. that was the theme echoed some 50 years ago. one who spoke
march in washington 50 years after martin luther king junior's iconic i have a dream speech. Â [music] . >>> secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to take military action against syria. those actions will happen if and when president obamaa asks for it. you new evidence that chemical weapons are being used has startedda a flurriy of deplomattic activity. doctors without borders have treated 3,600 patients. 355 died in the most recent attack in damascus. the syrian government has not allowed investigators to is visit the site. >>> while the u.n. tries to figure out what happened, syrian am families are grieving. you may find some of the images disturbing. [sobbing] >> reporter: the two tiny bodies hang limpy in his arms. [sobbing] what will i do now? cries the father. a man destroyed by grief. [sobbing] pictures like these of the many men, women and children killed by what all evidence suggests is a chemical weapon attack continue to shock the world. the syrian government still refuses access to u.n. inspectors down the road, an agreement to only inspect the sites where three pr
opinion, and shaken policymakers in washington that it could very well end up being the gang changer. in terms of the short-term tactical strategy whethe whatevy end up doing, whether it nothing or cruise missiles strikes which could be a possibility since they have cruise missiles ships in the mediterranean or all-out war, there is no way to question. >> indeed. there is knowing and then seeing. thank you. >>> thousands are traveling to the nation's capitol commemorating mutter mutter's landmark "i have a dream speech." >> reporter: as the sun came up over washington the stage was being set on the steps of the lincoln memorial to honor a speech by a civil rights icon. many here today were only children when dr. king made his speech 50 years ago. >> during the march i was six years old, and i thought it would be very exciting to come and be a part of this. >> when i heard about t i was on board. we know the situation of the state of affairs, and we're just looking for a stage. it's time for a change. >> it's a continuation of the dream. the dream we still have. i think there are a lo
, all eyes on washington and the state department. that's because secretary of state john ker seset to make a remark on the situation in in syria. his comments come after u.n. investigators completed an inspection of chemical weapons attacks today in and around damascus. the u.n. saying investigators interviewing survivors and doctors and collecting samples before returning to their hotel, but not until after there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and br
. presidents present and past, gather at the mall in washington. >> nidal hasan is a coward and unrepentant murderer. >> a convicted felon receives a death sentence. >>> u.n.'s leader asks for more time for inspections and diplomas. diplomacy. the 50s anniversary of the march on washington brought out some of the biggest names in politics and the civil righting movement. tengz of thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial, congressman john lewis, the only living person who spoke 50 years ago was there. keynote speaker president obama. >> march 50 years ago was not merely how many blacks could join the ranks of millionaires, it was whether this country would admit all people who were willing to work hard regardless of race into the ranks of a middle class life. >> mike viquera joins us. there was forrest whittaker, oprah winfrey was there, i'm curious who the crowd responded to most. >> you know tony it was an extraordinary day, it was renewal, celebration and commemoration. a lot of people who were talented public speakers really moved the crowd. and i gt to mention there was music that was
that is -- the exaggerate, i don't think any of us can overstate the difficulty that is being encountered in washington now. this is a clear result in london, and leaves united states high and drive. on the other hand, look at how the drums have been beating this week. even absent the crucial pieces of informing require which had is who did this thing. we may not know what happened but we may not know who authorized it. let me just pause our rea. paul is on capitol hill. first let's go to the white house, what are you hearing? >> the administration is doubling down. it has been crossed once before by the administration own estimation, earlier this year. but the images that we saw coming across television screens over the course of the last several days really changed the tone here in washington. talk about this before. the president most recently in an interview with pbs that aired last night, called for a clear and decisive way to send a shock across the bow of the regime. clearly, the president is talking in the context of punishment, to set an example of the asaad regime. an example for iran and north k
the investigation as the young victim recovers in hospital. >>> coming up on al jazeera, a march in washington. thousands are heading to our nation's capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the i have a dream speech. >>> and i'll have the national forecast coming up. >>> welcome back. celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington kick uf tomorrow in the nation's capitol. on wednesday president obama will speak on the steps of the lincoln memorial, where martin luther king delivered his i have a dream speech. >> i have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. [ cheers and applause ] >> i have a dream -- >> thousands are heading to the capitol to attend the rally. robert ray is joining some of those travelers on the road from tallahassee. >> reporter: good morning, richelle. a very steamy morning here. i feel like perhaps i should be dressed like these folks with t-shirts on. a they are stopping here for a quick break, and inspired by martin luther
washington, an active and emotional day as well. libby? reporter: the speeches and march for today are over, but there are still a lot of people here in the mall and a feeling of community spirit. many people i have talked to have at some point today gone down to the monument on the mall that commemorates martin luther king, jr. they wanted a moment to thing about -- think about his legacy. earlier, i talked to his son, martin luther king, iii, and asked him what his father would think about today. >> you know, i think, again, dad would first be very proud that americans came together to elect an african-american president. but that was not the full filament of his dream. that was certainly an important milestone. in fact, he even predicted that we would have a ang-african-american president probably 10 years before it happened, he and robert kennedy predicted it in their life. so they were able to see it because they were visionaries. but he would be proud of the fact that there are some individuals who are doing very well in corporate america, xerox has an african-american ceo. american e
in washington where tens of thousands of people are marching to renew the dream of racial justice first envisioned here a half century ago by martin luther king. >> i'm barbara with the top stories from europe. jgibralt er controversy, and russia creates new barriers to protect it's new eastern region. >> three hospitals in syria supported by hospitals without borders say they have treated well over 3,000 patients for neurotoxic symptoms. 300 and 55 of them we're told have died. syria faces allegations that it used chemical weapons in an attack on wednesday. syrian state television say soldiers have found nerve agents in tunnels used by rebels. the new head of the syrian national coalition called for an urgent look into syria. >> we need to put an end to the killing of the syrian people and forcing the syrians to flee their country. an international investigation is quite pontiac, and to discuss the situation with the seventh chapter of the united nations despite hijacking the council by russia, china, and some other countries. they are not really in support of the syrian cause. >> obam
allies won't be able to take part in any key action for some time. >> i'm joined now from washington by the former u.s. ambassador to n.a.t.o. welcome. >> thank you, good to be here. >> it appeared there was a move to slow down the united states today. was it successful? >> well, i'm not sure that the united states was in a hurry, so i'm not sure that it's a move to slow down the united states. there is obviously a lot of jockeying for position going on. i think there are several things worth clarifying. one of them is what the facts are. that we have a preponderance in belief that the syrian government was responsible for the attacks, the belief is in the u.k. and france. however, we don't have the support from the u.n. and everyone wants that to have a wider understanding of what happened. the second is the role of the united nations security council. everyone would like to have a security council resolution. the problem that we have is not that people are seeking to use force or that the u.n. security council is being asked, it's that russia in particular is standing in the way of
. a decision to cutoff aid would carry wide reprocushions. al jazeera, washington. >> he's the associate professor of literature. welcome. >> thank you. >> give me your rea*bs to what you're seeing in egypt today and in washington. what if the united states cuts aid. what would that mean? >> i think united states should cut aid it seems to me that aid mostly to american. military cooperations for one thing. it also goes directly in to the military which is a guanator in egypt. that's been the case for a while. it seems to me that is increasingly of the society. >> the fact that egypt has been historically a strong allie of the united states what does that mean are regard to this money? >> what it means is an allie of the united states should also follow the same kinds of values that the united states says. but if the united states is in fact going to be -- also the united states is at fault. >> it really isn't as simple as pro-morsi supporters. >> oh, absolutely. things in egypt are very complicated. there's contests for power among various in the country. each one wants to claim the ma
of the march on washington today brought out some of the biggest names in politics and the civil rights movement. a half century to the day after reverend martin luther king jr. said i have a dream, they gathered again and al jazeera's mike vequerra was there. >> bells ran on the national mall and across the country to mark the moment. the time a half century ago when martin luther king, jr. spoke to a racially divided america. people of all stripes packed the mall to hear the words inspired by dr. king. joseph lowry was a freedom fighter along with dr. king. >> committed to be a nation of liberty and justice for all. >> julian bond a civil rights veteran who led a sit in at a segregated lunch counter at greensboro, south carolina. >> we're still being challenged, from the stand your ground laws. >> the spirit of dr. king's words captured the hearts of people not just around america. but around the world. >> part celebration, part commemoration, part renewal. it was 50 years ago on this day that dr. king led the famous march on washington and delivered his i have a dream speech. today t
it to you. first, we go to washington, d.c. and paul with the latest reaction. paul. >> john, what we are hearing about this teleconference tonight, between the national security team and congress is that it was about 90 minutes is tough but respectful. there was some tough questions from lawmakers about how this military reaction would be funded. there are questions about the broad range of options that may or may not be available to the u.s. and mentioned the fact that the u.s. is wary of war. the american public is weary of war. again, on the call as you mentioned. representatives from the state department, pentagon, and all intelligence agencies. >> is there any kind of press or action that the president was considering? >> john, the general consensus is that this action would be really without precedent. that the u.s. has never attacked another country for using chemical weapons. president obama said it wouldn't be regime change or changing the civil war. instead, it would be a war in syria against using chemical weapons again. we know they maintain stock piles and we indicated f
occurred. kimberly al jazeera, washington. >> chemical weapons expert believes the inspectors will find it difficult to investigate the case. >> well, it's probably unlikely, it's sad, there are 30 minutes away from where this atrosity happened but taken three months to get in and actually the current task of looking for evidence will be very difficult because i expect the evidence would have gone. however, if they can get there and it's not a very -- i spoke to journalists getting in yesterday and fighting with snipers but if the u n inspection team can get in they have the capability, experience and equipment to find this and workout exactly what chemical was used and hopefully the delivery means which would lead to who actually perpetrated this asroticity. >> the operator of the fukushima nuclear plant failed to properly monitor the storage tanks that are leaking radio active water. al jazeera's is in the outside of one of the explosion zones around the fukushima nuclear plant. anita, what is japan's nuclear regulation authority, nra, what are they saying about all of this? >> report
the details of that as well as the rain that is coming in to washington, d. washington, d.c.. >> bo xilai was once a rising star in the chinese communist party but today he goes on trial for corruption, bribery and abuse of power all tinged with a tail otale of murder. he plummet from the party elite. >> bo xilai last public appearance as a member of the communist party in march last year. his next should be as an accused criminal in a courtroom in a city that exemplifies a stunning fall from grace. he serve as mayor, and as china's commerce minister. the scandal that would bring him down came years later when he was party secretary of the southwestern city. in november 2011 the british businessman hey ward was found dead. bo xilai and his wife gu kailai, his death would be seen as murder after his police chief ran to a nearby consulate with an extraordinary account of hey ward's killing. gu kailai admitted to pointing heyward and was given a suspended death penalty. now bo xilai is being cleansed of his traces. >> you really don't have to look too hard to find ways that bo's ways are qui
of democratic movements getting rid of elite control. unfortunately it is business as usual in washington. strangely enough the voices critical of the military regime is from the democrats, nonot the republicans. the u.s. has always been distrustful of the democratic movements especially in the region. this is in keeping with long-standing policy for all of the rhetoric of democracy promotion, those tear gas canisters in egypt are made in the u.s.a. >> professor, you mentioned the elite. so, can you tell me exactly what type of government is the u.s. wanting to see implemented? >> well, i think that they have various issues with the military repression. obviously there is no democratic face there. but they can live with that. they have lived with that before as under mubarak. i think it is somewhat contradictory as to what the u.s. opinion is. faced with a choice of popular sovereignty or elite control, the u.s. supports the latter. latter. >> professor, many are say ing that the u.s. allowed the muslim brotherhood to exist under mubarak but now they're the enemy. have we seen a flip-flop
, describing them as an insult to common sense. and we report from washington. >> reporter: un weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside damascus. the syrian government has agreed to cooperate and suspend fighting in the area while it continues to deny responsibility. >> we said it once, twice, we offer again our assurances that we have never used, not in gut or in syria no chemical weapons of any form. >> reporter: there is little doubt the syrian regime carried out the attack saying un inspectors are too late to be credible because evidence has been degraded or destroyed. >> we cannot in the 21st century allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity and people can be killed in this way and there are no consequences for it. >> reporter: but russia says there is evidence syrian rebels were responsible for the attack and the foreign mill industry warns military response targeting the close ally the regime would be a mistake and inflame the volatile region but military action is an option being considere
websites hacked the "washington post" web page just earlier this month. >>> 11 major wildfires are burning in california, by far the most dangerous is the rim fire. the blaze has burned 41,000 acres in the park. that's what you're seeing right there. thousands of nearby homes are threatened, and firefighters are working around the clock. we spent the day with emergency crews on the front line of the rim fire. >> reporter: firefighters are gaining ground. protecting homes, protecting infrastructure such as power plans and the reservoir have been major challenges. the rim fire has become the largest fire in the nation so far this year in a ruthless fire season that has had firefighters hopscotching from incident to incident and from state to state. most firefighters have 24-hour long shifts and they're out here in the mountains whether its fighting the flames on the front lines or protecting buildings which is what they're doing here. the only way they can do this is with the help of multiple logistics teams. it is formerly called the incident command center. some call it face camp. it is se
. >> they clear the life for military strike. washington says the u.n. investigation will have a response which can come at any time. president obama said any strike would be narrow an limited. we report from washington. >> reporter: well, he hasn't decided what the to do with syria, u.s. president barack obama made it clear he will do something. even if allies like canada, france and germany don't go along. >> a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it. >> all indications are what to order and strike missiles in the mediterranean. >> he's a thur a thug and murdee pwa hair al assad. >> releasing a summary he says president bashar al assad is behind this attack. but the u.s. also says it has proof that syrian units are responsible for the chemical weapons for three days before the attacks. the rockets were fired from government-controlled areas in 12 location cans detailed by the opposition denailed this map provided ^py the white house. >> we also foe this many disturbing details about the aftermath. we know a senior regime official who knew about the attack confir
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in this. this is putting most of washington aboregon and almost all of hide dough under a red flag warning. because things are so dry, it could ignite fires. over 50 large active fires along the west coast. warmer temperatures do not help with the efforts. boise at 88 degrees once again today. we've got portland at 78. warm temperatures are on the rise in the midwest. the next couple of days, the forecast for the precipitation, at least the south has dried out a little bit. we've got disturbance in the gulf that could cause more rain in this area. a disturbance, not expected to develop into an actual tropical system. we will see in the northern plains, that last front that moved through has a little bit of a stationery boundary. already, the temperatures are starting to return to that very warm point that we have. it's already 80's today. some temperatures going back into the 90's over the weekend. there's that radar, and you can kind of see where this boundary has stalled out. that will be possible thunderstorms. rain yesterday, but the front cleared the region. temperatures are going to
was responsible for the attack. aljazeera. >> in washington, president obama called the incident in syria a big event of grave concern, but cautioned against a rush to judgment. we are joined live from the white house with more. mike. >> john, given all those graphic images, given the appalling nature of what is alleged to have happened in syria, at what point does that red line that's evidently been crossed by the regime, the red line that the president laid down himself put american prestige and credibility on the line and force the president's hand of something to do. yesterday, we learned there was a three hour n.s.c. meeting, the president's top security advisers. this morning he gave an interview. i'm going to read you a quote from that. there may be telltale signs in the language. he said it is very troublesome and that's speaking of the syria attacks, that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. >> ea
at all and maybe diplomatically to prevent this, and a decision has not been made at all in washington. if the addition is made to prepare for military action we should look out for american, french, and english air units beginning to move to the base in turkey near the syrian board, and to the sovereign british bases in cyprus. before the arrival of such tactical aircraft, there is zero possibility of sustained military campaign by the united states and its allies so the decision has not been made yet. >> however, should the united states decide to interconvenient militarily what options would they be looking at? >> of course in their campaign, they could begin with an air campaign to attack targets in syria valuable to the regime of assad, and possible caches of chemical weapons. i'm sure they have a big strike list for that. there could also be no-fly zone. there could be a naval blockade and maybe raids of special forces to take out high valued target including chemical caches of weapon, and possibly establishing a safe zone for the rebels and for the ref few apologies near the tur
in washington is turning into a very big business. we'll show you how everyone from pot growers to sellers to state government are reaping the rewards. >> we'll show you how a failing school district is now a huge success and has become a model for schools nationwide. >> president obama honors some gridiron gates more than four decades after the winiest season in football history. >> al jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. introduces america tonight. >> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >> recreational marijuana use is now legal in washington state, and that could mean big bucks not only for the people growing and selling the pot but for the state, which is going to tax it. we take a closer look at this very big business. >> somewhere in rural thurston county, jeff gilmore looks over this summer's crop of god bud. >> it's root stock of some of the oldest pot in washington. >> his marijuana roots run deep. >> mid
his speech in the rose garden in washington, all eyes and ears were trained on it, and the city came to life. it's interesting. the streets opened up. more traffic was out there. people started to go out here in beirut which has a bustling nightlife and the reaction in this town specifically is relief. now, we are also hearing some other things. >> we made a few phone calls. we have also some people down in the southern suburbs of beirut, hezbollah controlled the region and a lot of the folks are telling some of our sores down there that they believe this is a back-off, that perhaps the president was looking for a way to back out of the situation and that is what they think has occurred. now, it's anyone's guess. there is a lot of rhetoric being thrown away. there is -- thron around. there are a lot of opinions in this part of the world. thomas? >> could be some time, as you know, before u.s. congress takes action. do we expect to see an exdid you say from the syrian people? reporter: i don't think we expect a mass exodus in or out. i can tell you this, that earlier today, we spoke
will present their closing arguments in the case on friday. rob reynolds, al jazeera, tacoma, washington. >>> the fate of hueson began. he passed on his final chance to address jurors. he killed 13 fellow soldiers in 2009 >>> mexican police have pulled bodies from a massive grave outside of mexico city. the bodies they found in an area of an ecological park, and six people have been arrested in connection with the case. >>> teachers in mexico are blockading main government office, they are protesting plans to make them take classroom evaluations. as adam reports unions believe the assessments might still be brought in. >> reporter: digging in to keep the pressure on. these teachers camped outside of mexico's lower house of congress have blocked legislators from entering since monday. they have convinced members of the lower house to leave out the most controversial measure of an education reform package. a teacher summed up her concerns and that of thousands of others. >> translator: they want to compare us with richer countries. if they want to implement these reforms we should get the
or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washington. >>> government is pushing to allow investigators into the site of this week's attack. they will try to negotiate access to areas where the attacks too place. samples from victims from the incident have been sent outside the country. president barack obama has called the situation an event of grave concern. suffering most are those too small to defend themselves. there are now 1 million revenu revenueys. al jazeera has more from a camp in northern iraq. >> reporter: normally described as one in a million is a compliment. here its anything but. for million syrian children this is now their life. ibrahims is 10 years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived in camp a day ago, but so far it's been an adventure. for one so long he's seen a lot. >> with bombings we were scared, we ran away. we were being bombed. they just destroyed us. now i'm here. i just wanting to bac back to school, go back to my friends. >> reporter: in iraqi kurdistan 10,000 children have arrived here since thursday, and the u.n. said registering
. >> reporter: a final decision is expected in the coming days. mike, al jazerra, washington. >> now as mike just mentioned, the obama administration is considering a range of possible military options. in fact, there is already a military presence in syria's surrounding areas. navy officials have told al gentleman veer sao*er that there are foualjazerra there are four destroyers in the me mediterrann sea and they are armed with guided missile. two carrier strike groups i in e arabian gulf. each led by an aircraft carrier, a submarine and supply ships. the u.s. left a number of f-16 jets following military exercises in jordan. the u.s. operates two air bases in turkey which could be used in a future attack. for the a closer look at the options the u.s. has joined live from san francisco, i am joined liver by a lecture you are at stanford university and a former u.s. state department official from 2005 to 2007. now, is u.s. policy to blame for this current mess? >> no. morgan, i don't think u.s. policy is to blame. this is a very difficult situation. i think our options in syria were probably
time. >> well, professor as you know we marked the 50s anniversary of the march on washington for jobs. are these workers fighting against history here? haven't these jobs always paid a low wage? >> well, actually they used to have fairly strong restaurant unions at the beginning of the turn of the century, but it's important to remember that those jobs that we regard high paying jobs, the auto, steel, electrical, gas, they were once pretty crummy jobs. they were exploited. low pay, long hours, but what changed that people got together and formed unions and improved their positions through bargaining. there is no saying that fast food workers could do that same thing again in our own time. >> you know, we're focusing on these fast food workers, and a lot of these fast food workers work in franchises. are the owners in those franchises in a position to raise wage it is they want to? >> that's a very interesting question. one of the great legal questions is the relationship between the parent company and the franchise. and it's a bit of a legal quagmire for the national labor relations b
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